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PatSloan
Virginia
Quilt Designer and Host of the only all Quilting Radio show, Fabric designer, teacher, author and obessed with quilting.. you too?
Interests: Quilting!
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It was love at first sight when I saw Frances Newcombe's fabric. THEN I meet her and that just put stars in my eyes like all those cartoons! Frances makes EVERYONE feel like you have known her for years and are her very best friend... of course we are! You have to love finding amazing people like Frances and wanting them in your life. If ONLY she didn't live on the 'other' coast! Listen to my chat with Frances on 6/2/14 This quilt is Better Homes & Gardens Easy Applique' "Heart and Hand"pg 23 I changed the center from hands... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I want to start featuring shops that have my fabric, thread, books and patterns! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- First I want to share a shop that is on Amazon, as so many of you tell me you shop there often for all kinds of things. My Friend Christa http://christaquilts.com/ wears a lot of hats. She is a shop owner, a designer and she travels to teach quilting. Christa specializes in precuts and Aurifil thread.. what a SUPER combo, right? What I love is that she has my PERFECT Box of Aurifil Neutrals and my PERFECT Box of colors. Since I travel so much... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I found Amy Smart's website years ago and have been a fan ever since. I love her style, her writing, her teaching methods. AND Amy is one smart and encouraging cookie! She has a wonderful free learn to quilt tutorial that you can point your friends to when they tell you 'I want to learn!' Listen to my chats with Amy on 5/12/14 and 2/18/13 SO excited to be able to share my favorite quilt. In some ways, picking a favorite quilt is like picking a favorite family member. You like them all for different reasons. But this is the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I am addicted to food blogs, recipes and pinterest boards loaded with good stuff to eat. I read and ... ummm .... drool might be the right word! The other day I saw this article and just have to share it with you A owner of a very expensive restaurant decided to treat a group of 2nd graders to his fancy 7 course meal. He hired a really good video person to film the dinner and then the magic happend! He tells you that he never was exposed to different foods as a child, he grew up in the country... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
The incredible team at American Patchwork & Quilting magazine have been working to build a new Podcast page for me! Here is the BIG reveal.. I'm SO EXCITED! Let's take a look ========================================================== When you go to the site on the top right is a tab that drops down and it says 'Magazine & More' Under that is 'Quilting Podcast'.. click it to the page above. You can listen to my welcome message HERE Click at the bottom of the 'Past Shows' column and you go to a show page ========================================================== ========================================================== We now have a great list of all... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I am very excited to be working with Craftsy to review the quilt classes for you! I'm passionate about learning new quilt techniques and fine tuning what I already know. Today the class I am reviewing is on a topic that every quilter wants to do better... BINDINGS! This class is given by my good friend and amazing quiltmaker Mimi Dietrich! Let's get to it! Mimi is an author, award winning quiltmaker, and has been quilting since 1975 when she made her first quilt for her new baby. Mimi was the VERY FIRST National teacher I heard give a talk... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Have you wanted to make a Guitar Quilt? Years ago I designed this fun applique quilt for P&B.. I love it!! Download Pat sloan guitar PBTex_BEBO Don't know how to applique? GO HERE for a FREE Tutorial! Do you love this type of quilt? Let me know in the comments! post continues below ad Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
Here is a behind the scenes of my day! Getting the quilt photos for my new patterns with my next Moda fabric line 'The Sweet Life'. It is SUPER dark and dreary last few days... with rain Lots... of... rain. Which means it's more difficult to take adorable photos. I couldn't wait for a nicer day... so here you go.. Moda puts out an amazing catalog of our designs for the shops. You can go to this page at Moda and put my name in the search to see everything here is another page from the book... This line works... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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OMG.. can I get to world market BEFORE I leave???? these are SO ADORABLE... see you soon in HOUSTON!! Can't WAIT!
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2014 on Seasons... at LaVieEnRosie
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Error: Please contact the site admin. ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe Kathy Sheldon and Amanda Carestio have a new book out called Felt-o-ween and it's adorable! Kathy is joining me today to talk about her books on felt and using felt, it's instant gratification! She has worked in the craft publishing business for 15 years and both authored and edited a number of sewing books. Amanda and Kathy have written an entire series featuring felt - Fa la la la Felt, Heart-Felt Holidays, Felt-o-ween, and we are finishing up a new Christmas book, a followup to Fa... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
aren't the Polka Dots FUN!!!! Next one I'll try smaller dots or a different color.. such fun to PLAY!
What happens when fall arrives, you have a very tight deadline, and you feel the need to whip up a little something to keep your sanity? I reach for my 'Go-To' pattern 'Stitched'. Stitched is Jelly Roll friendly, AND scrap friendly! I dug into my bin of 2.5" square for all the orange and black squares I could find. Then I pulled the Moda Dottie out And you ready... I am IN LOVE with Fall! You too can create a 'Fall Stitched' to accent any spot in your home! I used the crib size and made just 3 sections. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Kathy Sheldon and Amanda Carestio have a new book out called Felt-o-ween and it's adorable! Kathy is joining me today to talk about her books on felt and using felt, it's instant gratification! She has worked in the craft publishing business for 15 years and both authored and edited a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
Excellent Mary!! I am so happy you enjoyed quilting with me!
Thank you Susan!! I am having fun with this. I'd love to see a photo of your quilt using my fabric! Send to me at pat@patsloan.com Pam the turquoise is really noticed, I'm going to add in more!
The Globetrotting quilt tops are POURING in at my Quilt with Pat Sloan Facebook group! The incredible quilts that you are making are incredible and I'm so excited to see your versions! What fascinates me most about quilts is how different the same quilt will look when you change the fabric. From planed to super scrappy.. they are all winners! BUT.. one person.. on Dec 1, 2014 will win a BUNDLE Of my fabric AND Aurifil thread.. just for sharing their quilt top in the FreeQuiltPatterns.info FLICK GROUP HERE.. so you need to load those photos up! Let's take a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
It's the point in time during a BOM that I look at the fabrics and see where I want to go with the colors. So here is a Fabric 101 lesson from me. For the first six blocks in the Sugar Block Club I used a lot of the mustard yellow... because I TOTALLY adore that Moda Bella Solid. I've loved yellow since.. well as far back as I can remember. Next to Red it's a 'LOVE" color for me! But the blocks were looking a bit heavy. I want to lighten up the mix so for this block I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
I am having such a GREAT time traveling around visiting you where you live and sew. I'm seeing small towns, medium towns, and super busy and energetic places (can't argue that driving around Manhatten is energetic!). Here are a few of the quilt background done in my Wild and Free workshop on Long Island. Have I visited you yet? GO to my EVENT PAGE to fill out a request, I'd love to see you! I had to ask.. do I say I was ON Long Island or AT Long Island. It's ON ... (i have to learn to talk like... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
I hang out with the smartest quilters there are. My buddies at Moda have created this "Modern Building Blocks" pattern and kit. You might have spotted it around town? Well I thought I'd give you a peek at it. If you buy the kit it comes in this INCREDIBLE box. Seriously cute and usable.. like.. forever! So what is this all about? It's a pattern for a 84" x 96" sampler quilt using Moda Bella Solids. They have packaged it as a kit, or you can buy just the pattern. Here is a peek at what's inside.. the guide, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Error: Please contact the site admin. ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe I meet Linda Luggen briefly when I was giving a talk at her guild in Cincinnati, what caught my attention was her combination quilt. She shared she put multiple quilt parts into one quilt as there wasn't enough time to make all the quilts she wanted to make! I thought this was brilliant as sometimes we JUST need to try a bit and then move onto the next project. Linda is also an award winning quiltmaker, a show judge and lecturer. We are going to chat... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
I meet Linda Luggen briefly when I was giving a talk at her guild in Cincinnati, what caught my attention was her combination quilt. She shared she put multiple quilt parts into one quilt as there wasn't enough time to make all the quilts she wanted to make! I thought... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
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I am very excited to be working with Craftsy to review the quilt classes for you! I'm passionate about learning new quilt techniques. I have been taking their classes since they first started up. Today the class I am reviewing is on a topic that many of you told me know want to know more about, BORDERS! Let's get to it! Winnie Fleming is an author, award winning quiltmaker, a show judge, and has been creating quilts for over 30 years. When I heard about her class on borders called "Finishing School" (LOVE this name!) I knew I had to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
When I start a new quilt I create a stack of fabric to work from .. I might add a little or not use it all, but a stack is my starting point. These are 2 options I'm looking at for the next FREE BOM with FreeQuiltPatterns.info Option 1 is Primarily Red and Aqua. The coneflower floral (second from bottom on the left) is the main focus of this grouping. Option 2 is Navy and Aqua. I'm thinking of that Navy with the white Daisy as the primary focus for this version. which do YOU prefer... Aqua .. or Navy?... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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What a GREAT mail day! The little Gnomes are from Margie for my Birthday Quilt. Did you miss my last post on this? See my progress HERE The fabric trays are from Nancy. I was on my Facebook group talking about having a tray in my hotel room for my watch and earrings and she sent me these! How sweet quilters are.. I'm putting them to use tonight! AND .. I sent a newsletter out, if you didn't get yours read it HERE online, and be sure you signed up at my right side bar What are YOU doing this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
I think today may just be the most exciting day, the setting Globetrotting! My Free Mystery Block of the Month with freequiltpatterns.info The pattern is this link for the SETTING The setting will keep you busy ... and be sure to read to the END for my challenge! Let's get going.. the Blue Version And the RED Version! I made the corners scrappy AND added applique to the red, because I could! Super you read this far! I have a CHALLENGE! By NOV 30, 2014 I'd like to see your quilt top DONE. Finish the top, post a photo at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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